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A fire engine is seen at Twin Falls Fire Department Station No. 1 on Tuesday. (ASHLEY SMITH/Times-News)

JEROME | A Jerome police sergeant and a firefighter rescued two people and a dog from a fire Saturday night at the Clover Creek Apartments.

Sgt. Jim Baker and off-duty firefighter engineer Sam Craig were the first to arrive at the fire, with initial reports stating two residents of Unit C were unaccounted for, city officials said in a statement. The two found the Unit C exit was blocked by fire. Baker broke a front window, and he and Craig helped the first resident out. Craig went in and found the second person and a dog and helped them escape.

The fire engine arrived a few minutes later and quickly put the fire out. The three other units were evacuated. City officials said the fire was contained to the outside of the building and nobody was hurt.

The fire's cause is under investigation.

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